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Thu 25 Oct 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Apollo and Daphne

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £10-£60

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Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200

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Handel Suite from The Alchemist
Manfredini: Concerto Grosso Op 3 no. 9
Handel: Concerto Gross Op.6 No.4
Handel: Apollo e Dafne

Jonathan Cohen Conductor/director
Katherine Watson Soprano
James Newby baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Your typical Handel opera has a multitude of characters and runs for more than three hours. With Apollo e Dafne, however, he showed he could also write a short, sharp, enjoyable two-hander.

This forty minutes of pure Handelian fun is drawn from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. When the god Apollo makes fun of Cupid’s archery skills, Cupid takes revenge, shooting him with an arrow that makes him fall in love with Daphne – who’s having none of his advances. But there’s also a serious message to take home – that you can’t have it all your own way in the pursuit of happiness.

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Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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